Is it worth it to quit everything and go away for another couple of months to another country to study the language?
If this question torments you, read my article to the end and, I promise, the answer is not to force myself to wait.
I'm just over 25 years old, I have a great job, a wonderful family and I live more than 3 years in the capital of our big country - Moscow. Watching once again Marina's video about traveling and learning the language, I thought: It would be cool too, go somewhere! I'm sure this idea comes to mind. But the thought itself is worthless, if there is no action behind it. I clicked on the link below the video and went to the Linvatrip site.
Looking at the prices for London and the United States, I was surprised that in fact it was not as huge money as it might seem. My heart chose London, and I left an application for communication with the manager, for all my questions I received quick answers, so cool that managers know everything, even where there is a grocery store and where you can have dinner at the school!)) Let's try to get a visa to begin with. I did not have a single Schengen before, only trips to Asia, Turkey, Israel and so on. But the presence of the last job for about 3 years and a stable income also plays a big role - my visa manager Catherine assured me. We collected all the documents, and I took them to the British Embassy in Moscow.
Surprisingly, after just 1 week, I received an SMS message that I can come for a passport. Hooray! The cherished visa was in it !! Fortunately there was no limit
All the same September
Gathered up the courage and went to talk with my supervisor with a request to let me work for 2, 5 months remotely from London. In our company there is such an opportunity. Since we already had the experience of remote work, and my manager knows that the result will be regardless of the place where I am, she said yes. And this answer changed my life.
October - December
So my incredible 3 months in London began. I found new friends, seriously tightened the level of the language, visited all the most famous London and nearby cities. Now I have friends from Italy, France, Brazil, Madagascar, Great Britain, Korea. I think in the near future to go to all of them to visit!
It turns out that the inhabitants of other countries do not have everything strictly with visas to England. They can live peacefully and even work for 1 year, 2x and so on. We, the owners of the Russian passport, were less fortunate, but still my visa is valid until April. So why not repeat the trip ??? Especially since new friends are still in London. Therefore, the next chapter will be February, the flight is scheduled for 03.02 :)
Conclusion: If you think to go or not. The answer is clear, of course, to go. The one who really wants, will find an opportunity. And you will never regret!